Up on the Ridge (song)

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"Up on the Ridge"
Single by Dierks Bentley
from the album Up on the Ridge
Released April 12, 2010
Genre Country, bluegrass
Length 3:35
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Dierks Bentley
Angelo Petraglia
Producer(s) Jon Randall
Dierks Bentley singles chronology
"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
(2009)
"Up on the Ridge"
(2010)
"Draw Me a Map"
(2010)

"Up on the Ridge" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released on April 12, 2010 as the lead-off single and title track from his album of the same name.

Content[edit]

The song is an uptempo bluegrass tune in which the narrator encourages his lover to leave the city behind with him for the night.

Critical reception[edit]

Sam Gazdziak of Engine 145 gave the song a "thumbs up" review, saying the song "coasts by on style over substance," but calling it "interesting."[1] Country Weekly critic Jessica Phillips, in her review of the album, said that "the song's energetic spirit and banjo-supported melody should be a shot in the arm for country music."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts at #59 during the week of May 1, 2010.[3] On the Hot Country Songs charts, the song peaked at #21, becoming his first single to miss the Top Ten since "My Last Name" reached #17 in 2004.

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 99
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazdziak, Sam (2010-04-27). "Dierks Bentley — "Up on the Ridge"". Engine 145. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Jessica (7 June 2010). "Reviews". Country Weekly 17 (23): 54. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot Country Songs — Week of May 1, 2010". 
  4. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley. Retrieved April 4, 2011.

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